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Tuesday Grab Bag: More basketball rules discussion

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    Memorial Day weekend, along with the dutiful remembrances for those lost in defense of this country, has long marked the first instance on the calendar that I allow myself a peek at Major League Baseball's standings. *Not that baseball in April and May is not important - each game counts the same, after all - just that the standings themselves are rarely informative without an adequate sample size. *With two months of play down and four to go, the colloquial opening day of summer figures to be as good a time as any to break that seal. So, lets put our eyes on the positioning of both My Sox and the home town Rockies. I have a feeling where this is going to head, but you never know...

    *peruses standings*

    Yep, My Sox are horse****. *After a brief stint above the .500 mark a few weeks ago, they're back to four games under, and tied for last in the American League Central - a full eight games back of the Kansas City Royals. *Nothing too surprising here as the team can't hit, standing as the lone team in all of baseball to currently sport a negative WAR at the dish. *Right now, across this country, there are little league teams bringing a better overall approach to the box. *They bring shame to the very concept of professional hitters. *cough*

    Certainly, given that disparaging outcome, the Rox have*to be better... right? *Nope, in fact the Rox have managed to play even worse ball than my woeful Sox over the first two months. *At 18-25 overall, they're just as mired in obscurity at the bottom of the National League West, and just as doubtful a threat for an interesting summer. *One thing to note, however: without that infamous 11-game losing streak, things could be much different. *Let's say, instead of going 0-11 to start the month, Colorado went a still sub-par 5-6. Why, in that still-sour scenario, they'd be 23-20, and a surprise challenger to both the Giants and Dodgers. Wouldn't that be something?

    As it is, it doesn't look like either My Sox or the damned Rockies will prove to be very entertaining over the final 2/3rds of the season. *I guess that just means we'll all have to savor the excitement of the NBA and NHL postseasons while they last. *After they're gone, it could prove to be a very dull summer.

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    Today in the bag, I'm re-hashing the new basketball rules proposals by considering Coach Boyle's opinions, before running through the playoff results.

    Click below for the bag...

    Read more »[​IMG]

    Memorial Day weekend, along with the dutiful remembrances for those lost in defense of this country, has long marked the first instance on the calendar that I allow myself a peek at Major League Baseball's standings. *Not that baseball in April and May is not important - each game counts the same, after all - just that the standings themselves are rarely informative without an adequate sample size. *With two months of play down and four to go, the colloquial opening day of summer figures to be as good a time as any to break that seal. So, lets put our eyes on the positioning of both My Sox and the home town Rockies. I have a feeling where this is going to head, but you never know...

    *peruses standings*

    Yep, My Sox are horse****. *After a brief stint above the .500 mark a few weeks ago, they're back to four games under, and tied for last in the American League Central - a full eight games back of the Kansas City Royals. *Nothing too surprising here as the team can't hit, standing as the lone team in all of baseball to currently sport a negative WAR at the dish. *Right now, across this country, there are little league teams bringing a better overall approach to the box. *They bring shame to the very concept of professional hitters. *cough*

    Certainly, given that disparaging outcome, the Rox have*to be better... right? *Nope, in fact the Rox have managed to play even worse ball than my woeful Sox over the first two months. *At 18-25 overall, they're just as mired in obscurity at the bottom of the National League West, and just as doubtful a threat for an interesting summer. *One thing to note, however: without that infamous 11-game losing streak, things could be much different. *Let's say, instead of going 0-11 to start the month, Colorado went a still sub-par 5-6. Why, in that still-sour scenario, they'd be 23-20, and a surprise challenger to both the Giants and Dodgers. Wouldn't that be something?

    As it is, it doesn't look like either My Sox or the damned Rockies will prove to be very entertaining over the final 2/3rds of the season. *I guess that just means we'll all have to savor the excitement of the NBA and NHL postseasons while they last. *After they're gone, it could prove to be a very dull summer.

    --

    Today in the bag, I'm re-hashing the new basketball rules proposals by considering Coach Boyle's opinions, before running through the playoff results.

    Click below for the bag...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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